Iran faced Prospect of a international The investigation took place on Thursday as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk urged the country to immediately stop its violent crackdown. on protesters.
Tork opened an emergency session of The United Nations Human Rights Council, where countries He was invited to discuss the “deteriorating human rights situation in Iran” and to determine whether he was high-profile international The investigation is justified.
The meeting, requested by Germany and Iceland with the support of more out of 50 countriesAfter two months of protests in Iran raised before death of 22-year- Old Mohsa Amini after her arrest for alleged breach of Strict state dress rules for women Based on on Islamic law.
“I call on The authorities immediately to stop using Violence and harassment against UN High Commissioner Türk said: for human rights.
Unnecessary and disproportionate use of force It must end,” he said, warning that Iran was in “a fullA human rights crisis.
Accountability a key the ingredients of Pursuit of justice for He told the 47-member council, demanding the Security Council body to me vote in favor of Investigation.
The Iranian authorities have become increasingly heavy-handed in Their response, as the demonstrations spread across the country and turned into a broad movement against Theocracy that has ruled Iran since 1979.
Türk said more from 300 people Killed since Amini death. Based in Norway group The Human Rights Organization in Iran estimated the death toll at more than 400 people more out of 50 children.
“Security forces…were used live Ammunition, birdshot and other metal pellets, tear gas and batons.”
he is also He said about 14,000 peopleIncluding childrenthey are arrested in Context of The protests called this an “amazing number”.
at least six people They have been sentenced so far death in Connection with protests.
No “moral credibility”
In its response, Tehran criticized the West countries This is called for Urgent sessionsaying they lacked “moral credibility”.
United States and Europe countries who Pay for Thursday’s meeting “lacks the moral credibility of preaching to others on Human rights and a request special session on Iran “Deputy Iran of vice president for women And the family affairs of the council, Khadija Karimi said in Geneva.
But Germany and Iceland received broad support for Their request to hold on Thursday sessionincluding from more of the third of Council members 47.
Western diplomats expressed cautious optimism about the resolution’s passage, but acknowledged it could be aggravating.
50 policemen were killed
also on Iranian authorities said on Thursday that about 50 policemen had been killed in Protests so far since September.
“About 50 police officers were killed during the protests and hundreds were wounded,” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani said who he is also Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, in Interview on Indian TV.
No number was mentioned for the number of Protesters were killed, but they said the Interior Ministry had formed a panel to investigate deaths. Iranian state media mentioned last And he was killed in the month that witnessed the killing of 46 security personnel, but without mentioning officials.